Special Exhibition „Ludwig Strasser 1853 – 1917“
A Pioneer of Precision Engineering and Scientific Instruction in Watchmaking
A special exhibition celebrating the life and work of Ludwig Strasser, who was born 160 years ago, opened 18 October 2013 at the German Watch Museum Glashütte.
He is considered today to have been one of the watchmakers responsible for pioneering achievements in the German watch industry.
He enjoys a worldwide reputation as a very creative micromechanical engineer noted for his exceptional imaginative capacity and above-average gift for higher mathematics.
He is particularly well known for his precision pendulum clocks, which he produced in the firm he founded together with Gustav Rhode, Strasser & Rohde.
The ability to present his knowledge to others in an easily understood manner and his understanding of young people's needs made Ludwig Strasser an exceptional teacher at the German Watchmaking School. For 37 years, 32 as Director, his in-depth expertise served the training institute. Under his leadership the school developed into an institution known and respected around the world.
Strasser's tireless and dedicated commitment to the school was also noted by the Saxon royal family: in 1902 King Albert of Saxony awarded him the title of "Professor".
Ludwig Strasser's exceptional craftsmanship and pedagogical skills are presented with the aid of precision pendulum clocks, escapement models, timers and marine chronometers, calculators and precision measurement tools.
The special exhibition will be open to the public from 18 October 2013 through 31 March 2014 at the German Watch Museum Glashütte. The exhibition catalogue will be available in the museum shop.